Beluga Caviar (Aquaculture, USA) by the half ounce
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- Product Form Upon Delivery: cured and jarred
- Size: 1/2 Ounce ea. jar = Qty. 1
- Species: Huso huso, Beluga
- Temperature History: held at 33 degrees
- Taste: rich, nutty, light minerality, buttery, light brine and fish flavor on the finish
- Texture: distinctive pops of buttery brine
- Origin: USA
- Catch Method: aquaculture
- Availability: year-round
- Sustainability Rating: Best Choice - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch
- Recommended Preparation: Lemon wedges, sour cream, crème fraiche, hard-boiled egg with yolks and whites chopped separately, and minced onion are the common accompaniments. The caviar jar should be sunken in ice when presented in order to retain its temperature. Crackers or a blini are good options for mild-tasting delivery devices for the caviar from plate to mouth. Our recommendation is to eat the Beluga caviar as is, and with a caviar spoon, so you can experience the complexity of flavors in their raw form.
- Nutritional Info (serving size 1/4 ounce) Calories 7.6, Fat 1.3g, Cholesterol 12.7mg, Sodium 96.2mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g, Calcium 0mg, Iron 0mg, Vitamin A 0mcg, Omega 3's < 30mg
True Beluga caviar from the Caspian Sea is a thing of the past because of fishing pressures and high international demand for the Beluga roe. However, a multitude of sustainable sturgeon farms are coming into maturity with incredible product that almost matches that of the Caspian. The flavor is delicate with notes of fresh fish, and it is nutty and lightly briny. The texture of the roe, as it pops the taste of fresh ocean into your mouth, is creamy as it passes by, leaving a minerally finish in its wake. Take a shot of mineral water or Vodka to cleanse the palate and the experience is complete. Don't forget about the multitude of accoutrement that sit on the sideline and provide overall authenticity to the spread.